The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


“空气治理需要民间团体监督” (Expert: Air Quality Control Requires Monitoring from Civil Society)
The Beijing News, February 20, 2013

Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights Lawyer Banned from Mainland Microblogging Sites
South China Morning Post, February 20, 2013

Lawyer Targets Ex-Security Chief
Radio Free Asia, February 7, 2013


Chinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied to Hacking against U.S.
The New York Times, February 19, 2013

APT1: Exposing One of China's Cyber Espionage Units
Mandiant Intelligence Center, 2013

BBC Reporter Detained Investigating China Hacking
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 19, 2013

中方否认美企有关解放军参与黑客攻击报告 (China Deny Army Involvement in Hack Attacks on American Corps)
Global Times, February 20, 2013

删帖生意,一条灰色产业链 (The Grey Industry of Posts Deletion)
Caixin, February 18, 2013

A Shocking Expose of China’s Black PR Industry Implicates Government Officials, Is Quickly Deleted from the Web
Tech in Asia, February 19, 2013


工人讨薪 相关部门:请示领导后决定不作回复 (Sichuan: Workers Demand Back Pay, Authorities Decide to Not Give Any Response after Questioning Leadership)
Southern Metropolis Daily, February 20, 2013


广东法院出版网络舆情白皮书 五类事件易成热点 (Guangdong High Court Issues White Paper on Online Public Opinion)
Yangcheng Evening News, February 20, 2013

White Paper Aims for Better Judicial Transparency
China Daily, February 20, 2013